Stellantis NV STLA has achieved a momentous advancement in infotainment technology through the launch of its virtual cockpit platform, a pivotal component of the Virtual Engineering Workbench (VEW). This groundbreaking platform is set to revolutionize the delivery of infotainment systems to customers, boasting speeds 100 times faster than previous processes.
Spearheading this endeavor is Stellantis, leveraging the QNX Hypervisor in the cloud provided by BlackBerry Ltd BB in collaboration with Amazon.com Inc AMZN AWS marketplace.
With this cutting-edge platform, Stellantis has unlocked the capability to create lifelike virtual replicas of car controls and systems, mimicking real-world behavior without the need to alter the main software. What previously took months to achieve can now be accomplished in as little as 24 hours, marking a paradigm shift in the industry.
The integration of QNX Hypervisor affords Stellantis the ability to incorporate a virtual cockpit high-performance computing (HPC) simulation within a cloud environment. The platform offers seamless virtualization of graphics, audio, and touchscreen/mouse/keyboard inputs, blurring the line between running QNX Hypervisor-based systems in the cloud versus on physical hardware.
Notably, in 2022, Stellantis designated AWS as its preferred cloud provider for vehicle platforms and initiated collaborative efforts on the development of Stellantis’ purpose-built, in-house VEW, solidifying a strategic partnership.
The virtual cockpit platform empowers Stellantis to replicate the cockpit experience of a specific brand and vehicle, enabling real-time modifications to optimize the driver’s experience. Yves Bonnefont, Chief Software Officer at Stellantis, articulated, “Essentially, we’re able to get closer to our customer’s needs through this technology with faster development cycles, faster feedback loops, and quicker delivery of the technology they use and love.”
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